Handbook for Homecare Services in England – Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) – 7 May 2014

Posted on May 12, 2014. Filed under: Pharmacy | Tags: , , |

 

Handbook for Homecare Services in England – Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) – 7 May 2014

 

“The RPS believes that patients receiving homecare services must receive consistently high quality services so they can get the best outcomes from their medicines. Multiple agencies need to work together to ensure the seamless provision of this care. The Handbook for Homecare Services in England is designed to further support this aim, by sharing best practice and facilitating shared care for those involved in the provision of medicines.”

 

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Safety at Home: A Pan Canadian Home Care Study – Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement – 26 June 2013

Posted on September 4, 2013. Filed under: Patient Safety | Tags: , , , |

Safety at Home: A Pan Canadian Home Care Study – Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement – 26 June 2013

“One out of every six seniors receives home care services in Canada. As the aging population continues to grow there is a greater need to ensure the delivery of Home Care in Canada is safe.

The release today of The Safety at Home: A Pan Canadian Home Care Study is the first of its kind that examines adverse events in the home and includes recommendations on how to make care safer.

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) partnered with other sponsoring organizations for the study including, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institutes of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR), The Change Foundation, and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI). The study examined the reasons for harmful incidents, determined the impact on families and clients and made suggestions on how to make home care safer.”

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Patient centered medical home (PCMH): Evidence and Evaluation – toolbox of methods used to evaluate and refine PCMH models

Posted on April 23, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Patient centered medical home (PCMH): Evidence and Evaluation – toolbox of methods used to evaluate and refine PCMH models

“About the Evidence:

Policy decisions concerning the PCMH must rest on sound evidence about whether this model of care helps achieve the Triple Aim of improved patient outcomes, improved patient experience, and improved value. In this section, explore information and resources for PCMH researchers, evaluators, and decision makers.

PCMH Research Methods Series

The PCMH Research Methods Series was commissioned by AHRQ and developed under contract by Mathematica Policy Research, with input from other nationally recognized thought leaders in research methods and PCMH models. The series is designed to “expand the toolbox” of methods used to evaluate and refine PCMH models and other health care interventions. This toolbox of novel and underused methods can equip evaluators and implementers to better assess and refine PCMH models and to meet the evidence needs of PCMH stakeholders more effectively. Each of the briefs describes a method and how PCMH researchers have used it or could do so, discusses advantages and limitations of the methods, and provides resources for researchers to learn more about the method.”

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Portraits of home care in Canada 2013 – Canadian Home Care Association – 4 April 2013

Posted on April 5, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt | Tags: , , |

Portraits of home care in Canada 2013 – Canadian Home Care Association – 4 April 2013

“As governments shift from episodic acute care to long-term chronic care, Portraits 2013 provides critical information to support the role of home care within this transformation. A valuable tool for health policy planners, researchers, administrators and service providers, it provides a straightforward source of essential home care facts and figures on:

· Home care legislation, evolution and priorities
· Access, eligibility and utilization
· Funding trends and delivery models
· Indicators, quality, research and technology
· Human resources and family caregivers
· Initiatives and challenges

Portraits 2013 is the third edition of the Portraits of Home Care in Canada series, which includes publications in 2003 and 2008. This edition builds on the previous ones to expand our picture of home care, with more comprehensive data and new information on service delivery models, quality and accountability, and the impact of technology on home care across Canada. Information sources for Portraits 2013 include key informants from provincial, territorial and federal governments, and published reports. It is not a research paper and intentionally does not contain recommendations to support any particular advocacy agenda.”

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National Committee for Quality Assurance [US] sets up accreditation for practitioners to become certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert for physician specialists outside of primary care

Posted on April 2, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

National Committee for Quality Assurance [US] sets up accreditation for practitioners to become certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert for physician specialists outside of primary care

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